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MindMeister Review
  • Functionality
  • Ease of use
  • Pricing

MindMeister Review: The Bottom Line

MindMeister can be a powerful program with full functionality for those that are able to push it to its full potential. It’s full of features educators and business professionals alike can make use of. The massive array of tools it brings to the table can quickly let you create an idea in a visual format, share the information among co-workers and employees, and facilitate cooperation between the team.

The biggest downsides are mostly directed at the somewhat limited customer support offers. While you will get some support, it can be delayed and is usually limited to email only. For some users, this can be a dealbreaker. For others, it can be a minor inconvenience.

Aside from that, MindMeister is a great tool when used by its intended audience. If you are in need of a digital brainstorming format, that allows easy sharing and collaboration with your idea team, MindMeister stands apart from the competition.


  • Offers a range of templates to get you started
  • Interface is clean, intuitive, and easy to use
  • Navigation is almost seamless for most projects
  • Sharing with your project team is simple
  • Various price packages to suit a wide range of needs
  • Price discounts offered for educators and non-profits


  • Support from the company can be limited or slow
  • The number of features and options can be overwhelming
  • Application usage is somewhat limited or very niche